My Mojo is somewhere over the Atlantic. It is difficult to remain motivated, especially as I have no job and hardly any money. I see fitness as a way to keep the Black Dog of depression at bay as well as filling my day. My running consists of a 1 mile walk to a huge field which I run round for 20-25 mins, or untill I feel tired. Sometimes I plod round the athletic track if there's a runner or two to converse with. Then I walk the mile back to my flat and do 10 mins with a foam roller and 10 ins stretching. I do get very mild shin splints from time to time, but this is kept in check with specific exercises.
I picked up a Black Saucony Epic Jacket yesterday for £20 and wondered if anyone has one? It's billed as a jacket for cooler weather (which means all year round in the UK) I've never had a running jacket before and usually brave the elements in my Rab Boreas Pull-on or Helly Hansen Lifa top.
I've started to run again after a 20yr absence and wondered if anyone knows of any local running groups near Leek in Staffs? I currently run on my own and would like to run with a few like minded sad-masochists, such as myself.
After the initial agony of the foam roller, my legs feel a lot better. I will try and calm down and limit myself to 3 runs a week. Is it better to start slow and build up ones speed? At the moment I'm running around a huge field for approx 25 minutes, or until I start to fade.
I may join a running club too. If they'll have an old codger like myself?
Well, I just bought a foam roller from Argos (£9.99p) and have abused my body with it, doing glutes, quads, hips, calfs, hamstrings and shins with a little help from a youtube guru. It's a like a workout in itself! I hope it helps with my stiff, aching muscles? I'll try again tomorrow afdter my morning run.